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I am writing to you all today about an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to earn course credit while learning about science communication and getting real time experience putting it in to practice with ScIU: Conversations in Science at Indiana University! Please pass this along to any undergrads who you think might be interested in this opportunity and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Course description: Each semester, ScIU offers an undergraduate social media internship where students can earn course credit through MSCH-X472  (Media School), ASCS-X373 (College of Arts and Sciences), or as an independent study under their lab PIs. Team meetings will be Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30pm. In this this internship, you will learn how science communicators are using different social media platforms to disseminate scientific information, learn how to distill and disperse information from primary research articles to audiences of all levels across multiple digital formats, and assist with the facilitation of ScIU’s social media platforms on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, with daily posts and interactions with our audience. Interns work with the Social Media Chair to create and implement campaigns; develop content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis for the blog’s posts and public engagements; monitor analytics with the social media team to identify viable ideas; create engaging blog and social media content; assist in the general distribution of blog post releases and media alerts; and write blog posts as special guest contributors! For more information, please contact Chloe Holden, at

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Chloe Holden


PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology | Cognitive Science Program

Social Media Chair, ScIU: Conversations in Science at Indiana University

STEM Educator, Blank Park Zoo

Deadline: 3.24.2023

Greetings from the Flathead Lake Biological Station, 


A reminder of our course offerings for 2023:

Jun 19-30            BIOE 440 Conservation Ecology (Dr Gordon Luikart, 3 credits)

                             BIOE 400 Aquatic Microbial Ecology (Dr Matthew Church, 3)

Jun 19-Jul 14      BIOE 342 Field Ecology (Dr Jim Elser, 5)

                             BIOB 494 Seminars in Ecology (Dr Gordon Luikart, 1)

Jul 3-14               BIOE 451 Landscape Ecology (Dr Tyler Hoecker, 3)


Jul 17-28             BIOE 416 Alpine Ecology (Dr Macy Ricketts, 3)

                             BIOE 439 Stream Ecology (Dr Bob Hall, 3)

Jul 17-Aug 11     BIOB  491 Evolution of Animal Behavior (Dr Paul Watson, 5 credits)

Jul 31-Aug 11     BIOE 458 Forest & Fire Ecology (Dr Andrew Larson, 3)

                             BIOE 453 Lake Ecology (Dr Jessica Corman, 3)

                             BIOB 490 Undergraduate Research in Cryosphere Ecology (Dr Trinity Hamilton, 1-3 credits)



If you or any students have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at or 406-872-4515

Thank you for sharing,

Hannah Gerhard

Summer Session Program Manager, Flathead Lake Biological Station  |   406-872-4515

 The Flathead Lake Biological Station is located within the territory of the Bitterroot Salish, Upper Pend d’Oreille, and Kootenai Tribes, on the Flathead Reservation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.



DEADLINE: May 15, 2023

Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Course in Uganda
Dates: June 12-26, 2023

Application Deadline: May 15, 2023

Program Fee: $4,000

Course Description:

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of Uganda culture, geography and wildlife. They will attend lectures on Ugandan conservation and wildlife by a guest lecturer from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (the national parks oversight organization); they will learn about the Ugandan independence and Kampala city history; they will visit the Entebbe Zoo where they will see a wide variety of Ugandan wildlife; they will live in tents in Semliki surrounded by wildlife including warthogs, kob, bushbuck, baboons, chimpanzees, redtail monkeys and forest elephants; at dusk they will be serenaded by black and white colobus (among the loudest animals on the planet) and during the night they will hear bushbabies and owls; they may see a nocturnal potto in the tamarind tree near the toilets; they will visit the famed Queen Elizabeth National Park where they will see wildlife such as millions of Uganda kob as well as elephants, hippos, crocodiles, banded mongoose, vervets, baboons and possibly lions; they will visit local markets in Ntoroko, Karagutu and Fort Portal; at Lake Albert they will see the famous and rare shoebill stork; they will look out over the famed Rift Valley, a mile below them, from the top of the rift escarpment; they will visit a tea plantation and see the harvesting and drying of the famous Ugandan tea (and receive a free sample); they will visit a smallholder family farm to see how self-sustaining families manage to produce their own vegetables, protein and natural products on a family-owned plot of land; they will trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. They will be immersed in Ugandan culture, nature and animals and guided by Ugandans and instructors with decades of experience in Uganda and all of Africa

The course is open to both credit and non-credit seeking students. University credit can be arranged through your home institution.

For more information and to apply, visit The Semliki Chimpanzee Project Field School (

If you have any questions, please contact us at

DEADLINE May 15, 2023 and June 1, 2023

Danta is pleased to announce our 2023 field courses in tropical biology. Our courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at [] and/or email For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our blog DANTAisms - [].

Conservation and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

Date: June 5 - June 22, 2023

Program Fee: $2800

Application deadline: May 15, 2023


Course Description:  DANTA Blog

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation

Date: July 10 - 25, 2023

Program fee: $2800

Application deadline: June 1, 2023

Course Description: DANTA Blog

Field Excursion

All courses include a visit to a wildlife rehabilitation center, sustainable chocolate plantation and dolphin and snorkeling trip of the Golfo Dulce. We will stay overnight on the Boruca Indigenous Reserve where we will learn about the community and their traditional lifeways, and help with needed projects. Every effort is made to implement eco-friendly and socially responsible practices into our day-to-day operations, field courses and overall mission.



DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics

PO Box 411

1200 Veterans Memorial Blvd

Huntington, WV 25708




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Fellowship, Scholarship, + Award Deadlines

The Program in Animal Behavior awards two summer study scholarships up to $750 each year to aid outstanding Animal Behavior majors at IU Bloomington with the costs of summer field courses, internships, or research experiences in fields relevant to the study of animal behavior. These awards help to defray costs of travel and fees for these experiences. Deadline is April 10th of each year. 

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Alex Black was an outstanding student who received her B.S. degree in Animal Behavior in 2018. She was committed to social justice, strongly advocating for mental health and domestic violence awareness. She was also passionate about her work with animals, spending hundreds of hours on internships both during her undergraduate career and after graduation. The Alex Black Memorial Scholarship was established by Alex’s family to honor Alex’s memory and helps to support students in the Animal Behavior program while they complete summer internships.

Two $2500 scholarships are awarded per year, and all students pursuing a B.S. degree in Animal Behavior are eligible to apply. Deadline is April 10th of each year.

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Goodson Prize for Art in Science

Dr. Jim Goodson was a vibrant member of the CISAB community. In addition to being a consummate neuroscientist and critical thinker, Jim was also extraordinarily gifted at capturing the beauty of his science via images, of both his study subjects and his histological material. The Goodson Prize for Art in Science recognizes outstanding research images from CISAB members that are not just scientifically meaningful but are also beautiful. Winning images are showcased both in the CISAB house and on our website.

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To recognize some of our many outstanding Animal Behavior majors, CISAB Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has established a new award for Excellence in Thesis Research in Animal Behavior.


Current Ph.D. and postdoctoral students are eligible for up to 12 months of stipend support through opportunities offered by both the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) and the Common Themes in Reproductive Diversity (CTRD). Applications are due in February each year.

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CISAB founding member William J. Rowland was devoted to the study of animal behavior, and a strong advocate for mentoring and training undergraduates in research, particularly undergraduates who were in one way or another disadvantaged in their opportunities to get research experience. The Bill Rowland Mentoring Award was established in Bill’s memory to recognize graduate students who have served as outstanding research mentors to undergraduates. Recomendations are due in February each year.

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Established in memory of Hanna Kolodziejski, a remarkable graduate student in CISAB and the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program in Biology, this fellowship is an annual award for a graduate student who, like Hanna, shows academic talent in both research and teaching, and who demonstrates a commitment to the community through service or outreach programs. The fellowship is open to all CISAB and Biology graduate students, with a preference given to members of CISAB and Evolution, Ecology & Behavior (EEB) students. Recomendations are due in February each year.

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